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Can't find WebApplication scoped feature

I've deployed a wsp that has 2 features. The one scoped at a web level is listed where I'd expect to see it and activates without a problem. The feature scoped at a web application can't be found ...
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Is it possible to the change filenames of feature.xml and elements.xml on a sharepoint server?

Is it possible to the change filenames of feature.xml and elements.xml on a sharepoint server if so how?
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Look & Feel - Pagelayouts and Site Templates

I recently ran into a rather unfortunate assignment. It regards the selection of pagelayouts and sitetemplates which subsites should be able to use. As I'm supposed to change this for 20+ site ...
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How do I move lists from a site into a feature?

I created some custom lists (with content) on a site I'm using for prototyping. I want to make a feature (via Visual Studio) that automatically adds these lists (plus content) to any site the feature ...
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Activate Feature in Powershell and specify custom properties

I want to activate a feature with custom properties. It is easy to do in onet.xml by providing Properties: <Feature ID=“78277796-98D9-4276-B7D2-E3374AAC43D8“> <Properties> ...
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Publishing feature in Sharepoint 2010: Groups

Someone told me a while ago that it isn't recommended to delete the groups that are created when activating the publishing feature on sitecollection-level. Anyone who has an idea why? I'd like to keep ...
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Updating a feature images not updated

The systems team updated a feature for me. The feature added a new favicon and a new image. The new files added in my feature where not deployed to the style library. Existing files were updated. I ...
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Extending features functionnalities?

Features in SP allow us to perform a limited set of operations. Fortunately, Microsoft created the feature receiver class to allow us to perform additional operations. However, in a more ...
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Unable to delete group without being site collection administrator

I have a Sharepoint Group (SPGroup1) whose owner is User1. User1 has full control over the root web site (and all its sub-sites), however it is not a site collection administrator. When I log in as ...
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Features listed in ManageFeatures.aspx that should not be there

I go to ManageFeatures.aspx and I see bunch of features that don't belong there and they are not in the 14 hive's feature folders. I go to the backend database and look in alldocs, features, and ...
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Locate a FEATURE on SharePoint root

If I want to know elements of a particular FEATURE (any scope) before I hit the Activate button, I need to locate the FEATURE on SharePoint root. I want to know what's the best way to locate the ...
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sharepoint 2010 - get name of custom site template

How to get the complete name of the feature [see last 2 name , basically they are custom created templates] Can i change the name which is basically the feature id with the custom name ?
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Add custom properties to 'Edit Mode' in publishing site - Create as wsp

I have 2 custom fields that are associated to the publishing features Page content type. While looking at the page, in the ribbon, I can click on Edit Properties to view all of the properties of my ...
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How to order a group of web parts added dynamically?

Preface: I did not come up with this implementation, just dealing with it. I have a web part zone that gets 3 content editor web parts loaded into it dynamically through the feature receiver. The ...
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How to troubleshoot a feature designed to replace the SmallSearchInputBox?

I have been trying to create a feature which replaces the SmallSearchInputBox delegate in SharePoint 2010. I have a new control which I placed in ~/controltemplates and created an element and feature ...
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Disable 'Enable SharePoint Designer' through feature?

Is it possible to disable the SharePoint Designer Settings - 'Enable SharePoint Designer' within a feature activation event? thx
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Declaratively pass parameters to a feature using activationdependency?

is there a way to declaratively pass parameters to a feature using activationdependency? I have a feature defined in ONET.XML that i want to move to a feature stapler, but since it has a property ...
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2 exact the same features in different packages

I have a question, basically in a solution i have 2 packages which should be independent, but also should work properly together. So I have a feature which basically is required in both packages. I ...
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What are the considerations with removing groups and permission levels added by SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

I'm trying to decide how to handle requirements I have for removing security groups and permission levels that are added by activating the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure (SSPI) feature ...
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Web Application scoped features not visible in Central Admin after installing solution with WebApplication scoped resources

In an effort to use WebConfigModifications less, I am trying to move some binding redirects and safe control entries into the solution manifest. The DeploymentTarget of the assembies is ...
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Feature Folder Path Name Doubled

Why when I create a new feature in VS2010 and deploy it, I see the Features folder has my solution but the name is "Doubled Up". Is this expected behavior? See my sample below: C:\Program ...
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Web Part Feature

I'm working on a (non-visual) Web Part and wish to read from an xml file placed in the "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\wpresources" folder: Code-Behind: string sUri = ...
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Staple onto MyContent

I made my farm level stapler and my site level staple features, for SPSPER#0 it fires on MySite creation, so I presumed SPSMSITEHOST#0 would be MyContent, but nothing gets fires at all. I set the ...
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How to include an anchor tag in a Feature description

Is there a way to include an anchor tag in the description of a feature; my reason for this is to take the user to a page that has the configuration instructions for the feature. Currently what is ...
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Publishing field type names for feature

I'm creating a SharePoint 2010 feature in VS 2010 to add some custom site columns to a site collection via an elements.xml file. I can't seem to find the Type attribute values for the publishing ...
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Including a WorkFlow in a WSP

I am creating a feature that I want to install a couple of workflows when activated and bind them to a list. Is there a way you can use SPD and then export your workflow to include them in your visaul ...
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removing a sharepoint solution duplicates entry in web.config?

My intentions is to be able to add and remove web.config changes when a solution is installed or uninstalled. The code below and the powershell below works ALMOST as expected. When I add sp ...
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Customizing a feature: Site Options? Config List? Something else?

I'm developing a feature that renders a link on the user's screen, and I need that link's destination URL to be configurable by site collection administrators (SCAs) who are not developers. Where ...
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Event receiver not working properly?

I created an Event Receiver for a feature, my problem is when I deploy the solution, the feature is deployed as active but never goes through my FeatureActivated() inside my Event Receiver. It also ...
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How can I provision a page using a page layout from another feature?

I have a generic feature, feature #1, that will be deployed to multiple site collections and will include some standard page layouts include one called OneColumn.aspx. I have another feature, feature ...
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Error Deploying Solution - returns The feature path 'myfeaturename' must be of the form 'directory/feature.xml'

Let me start out by saying I'm sure WSP builder or STSdev is the way to go, but I can't use those where I work, so I'm having to do this all manually. So here's where I am. I have created a simple ...
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Sharepoint 2010 and 'My Sites Blog'

I'm working with a customer to try to help them create a new site with a template they have created. I am able to reproduce the error locally, which is: The site template requires that the Feature ...
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Issue with the survey list settings?

Have created a feature(list provisioning) to update the "showuser" property of the survey list and stappled on the webapplication, it works perfectly fine and sets the list property when the survey ...
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List Features that are part of a Solution Package

As part of a migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010, I am cleaning up old features that are no longer used and/or would have compatibility issues with the upgrade - mainly the old FAB40 templates. To ...
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How to define a computed column

I'm creating a custom content type in I need two fields Submitter and Date Uploaded which would have the same values are CreatedBy and Created How do I define it? I have the following definition ...
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Powershell Deployment - Enable-SPFeature Error

I get the following problem activating a feature in powershell: Enable-SPFeature : The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: ...
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Reading the Feature.xml or Elements.xml file that has been installed to sharepoint

Reading the Feature.xml or Elements.xml file that has been installed to sharepoint What I want is to be able to see what has been installed to sharePoint, not what is on the hard drive in the ...
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Stapled Web-scoped feature depending on Site-scoped feature: possible?

I have three features in a solution: A Web-scoped feature (A): has a FeatureActivated call to set up a site A Site-scoped feature (B): contains web parts A uses A stapling feature (C): staples A to ...
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Delegate control appending to page while feature is deactivated

I have a delegate control that is appending to the AdditionalPageHead. This delegate control is appending a custom class of mine that inherits from Control. It runs some logic, and when appropriate, ...
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How to create Menu Webpart in WSPBuilder

I am using WSPBuilder. I want to create the package that includes the MenuItemList and MenuWebpart. Requirement is create the feature for MenuItemList which holds the menu items. Webpart should fetch ...
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How should I programmatically customize the “My Profile” page (person.aspx)?

I am trying to customize the "my profile" page (person.aspx, "my site host" site collection) in SharePoint 2010. For example, I would like to: Add/delete some webparts Delete links from top ...
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Changing directory name of features in SharePoint 14 Hive - Impact on already deployed features?

I'm moving from a WSPBuilder based SharePoint 2010 solution to a Visual Studio 2010 based solution. After porting the WSPBuilder based solution to a plain Visual Studio based solution I tried to ...
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SharePoint list template repackaged, forms now unavailable (“cannot get ghost document”)

I had a SharePoint solution with a number of features packaged inside. I can't list them here, but it looked something like this: Features (Scope): (Site) MyDocument Content Type (Site) Log List ...
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How to package a CQWP With its required XSL files as a SP feature?

Is there a simple way to package a CQWP with its required XSL and CSS ( and maybe js) files as a feature? The scenario I have is that i have some components in a WCM page that are implemented as OOTB ...
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Sharepoint Blog Deployment

I modified the aspx files with Sharepoint Designer of the default sharepoint blog to change its layout. Now, I'd like to know if there is a way to package that in a feature or something like that to ...
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How to modify the Feature Activation Workflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I show an Application page on Feature Activation? Is it possible to modify the Feature Activation Workflow? For example, you have developed a Feature that ...
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How to setup a database on custom module installation (or feature activation)?

I've developed a custom module on SharePoint which uses a different database from the SharePoint database. How should I setup this database? Should I show a database configuration form when you first ...
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Order the features are retracted in a solution (VSeWSS1.3)

I am forced, against my will and all common sense, to turn my series of WSP Builder solutions into VSeWSS 1.3. So far, i have encountered, conquered and totally knocked down every illogical, ...
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Dependency of feature deployment with List and webpart

We have a project containing a webpart and a list instance (rootwebonly). The webpart and the list instance are activated via a single feature. Now problem is that, everytime a change is requested, ...
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Do you see “Shared with me” and “Undo Change” feature at your SP2013 (std and enterprise)

Sorry it maybe a stupid question but in my test environment the titled features are missed. According to MSDN: ...